John Earickson
Digital Art, Los Angeles California United States
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Contact details
730 Cory Dr
Inglewood, Ca 90302
Brief Summary
I'm a freelance Graphic Designer, Artist and Web Designer living in the southern tip of the L.A. Area. I'm addicted to Japanese RPGS, Sentai, watch way to much Anime and love Urban Vinyl toys.

In 2007 I created Atomic Boogaloo as a brand for my illustrations, intending to produce origional apperal and comics. Currently Atomic Boogaloo has branched out to perform Graphic Design services to small business, T-shirt Designs, Glicee Art Prints, Comic Books and E-commerce.

I'm always availible for work. The bulk of my freelance work has been developing web pages for clients, html and wordpress. But I also provide affordable Graphic Design services and do custom illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Please, feel free to check out my illustrations and websites listed under this bio. I'm always happy to awnser any questions and always welcome new friends or colleagues via facebook and linkedin.

Atomic Boogaloo
Vanilla Fire
Gorilla Pictures
Smorgasbord Productions

Professional Experience
John Earickson
1730 Cory Dr, Inglewood, Ca 90302
951.310.6410 s [email protected] s

Senior Executive – Graphic Design
Graphic Design / Print & Web Design / Vector Illustration

Quality-focused, innovative IT / Graphic Design Artist and Product Development Professional with verifiable year-after-year success growing company’s revenue base through creative project designs, customer service management, and graphic/illustration assignments. Extensive experience in multimedia web design, print design, and comic book production activities which requires a knowledge base of critical business markers within a variety of market settings. A business principal that goes “above and beyond” the job description.

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Websites
CMS Sites Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla
Comic Layouts & Graphics
T-Shirt Logos & Art
Start-Up Venture
Marketing & Advertising
Product Management
Google Webmaster Tools
Knowledge of SEO & Analytics
Magazine/Flyer Layouts
Pre-Press & Print Layouts
New Media Strategy
Brand Identity
Customer Service
Complete Product Launch
Supply & Demand
Workflow Optimization

Technical Qualifications
Adobe Creative Suite CS5 -Pre-Press - DSLR Photography - Intermediate Coding of HTML with CSS -Quark Xpress - Digital Vector Illustration - Basic Screen Printing - Basic Flash - Microsoft Office. E-commerce sites such as Opencart and OScommerce too effectively market products and merchandise.
Professional Experience
Atomic Boogaloos Santa Monica, CA 2008 - Present

Graphic Design Artist / CEO - Founder
Implemented and manage direct consumer relations graphic design company. A successful and thriving start-up venture that provides high-end Website Design, Print Design, and Vector Illustrations to a multitude of diverse clientele.

Start-Up Venture

Hands-on leadership of small start-up venture delivering graphic design, web design, and print design layouts to a multitude of diverse clients and organizations.


Executed timely start-to-finish. Designed flyers, brochures, magazine layouts, web productions, and a multitude of other projects.


Consistently provided clientele with exceptional services, quality of product, and customer relations.

Graphic Design & Concept

Improved logos, websites, and comic book layouts advancing them through the use of Adobe Creative Suite and artistic ingenuity.
Ensured product consistency by setting up and maintaining Content management systems, blogs, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.

Revenue & Profit Growth

Creation of T-Shirt brand featuring original character illustrations & designs.

Product Management

Secured pivotal relationships with e-commerce sites to mainstream and effectively market T-shirt design & sales.

Anime Playgrounds Santa Monica, CA 2010 – 2011

Sales & Marketing Manager / CEO - Founder
Spearheaded and operate private e-commerce store offering collectable toys, artistic brands (artwork/t-shirts), and more.

New Process Implementation

Hands-on leadership of small start-up venture including: sourcing relationship managing new product development, cost-exacting, sales, and process improvement.

Public Relations & Customer Service

Accomplished daily merchandise feeds for Google merchant center.

Created client base by tradeshow attendance and expos. Skilled use of Canon DSLR Photography to capture and display content for sales.

Market Positioning

Organized, lead, and managed inventory, social media listings and vendor relations


Prior Professional Experience
Care 1st Health Plans Monterey Park, CA 2007 – 2009
Graphic Designer

Productively created marketing material through the use of graphic design and IT materials for medical insurance company effectively marketing Senior and Low Income health-care services for families. Coordinated and teamed with Marketing Director to build/design: Direct mailers, generate newsletters, create community fliers, develop magazine ads, enhance Dr. office pamphlets, and more. Worked on the Care 1st Medicare brand identity theme and look for 2007-2008 lines.


Smorgasbord Productionss Hollywood, CA 2004 – 2011
Lead Designer

Exclusive lead designer for Smorgasbord Productions from identity, concept, and logo. Skilled creation of all website, promotional materials, and company blog development. Skilled creations of character models for use in Flash based animated shorts for G4 television.

The Press Enterprises Riverside, CA 1996 – 2007
Graphic Technician

One of the largest newspaper operations in Southern California hired and worked as graphic technician responsible for pre-press, page layout, negative stripping, color keying and plate burning. Operated Kodak Creo Trendsetter News Computer to Plate System for output of daily new press. Exceptional use of graphic abilities to generate high quality color correction for CMYK color separations, drop outs and edits using Adobe Photoshop in both PC and MAC formats. Direct collaboration and teamwork with editors to build page layouts and typeset newspaper pages operating Quark Xpress adhering to strict deadlines.

Training & Professional Development
Extensive hours devoted to ongoing professional development throughout career including workshops, conferences, information sessions, peer connections & networking, and formal/informal training courses.

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